Best Sunglasses of 2022: The Sunglasses You’ll Need This Year

Sunglass season is upon us, and the time is ripe to refresh your collection with the best frames from past and present. Whether you’re a continuous sunglasses wearer like Anna Wintour or you’re just looking for a pair of sunglasses to elevate your days in parks and pub gardens, there’s no shortage of stylish shades here.

In addition to the usual aviators and reading glasses, which have a timeless appeal, there are several eyewear trends to watch right now, which are oversized, unmistakably stylish and feminine, and futuristic wrap-around styles (from District Vision to Balenciaga is the epitome of this style) – both very much inspired by the 1990s and 2000s.

No matter what style you choose (classic shapes are fine too), picking out a new pair of sunglasses isn’t easy, especially when in-store try-on opportunities are sometimes limited. Combine that with the breadth of lens strength, color, and polarization (anti-glare) options, and it all gets pretty confusing.

As a general rule, always consider face shape. If you want to wear glasses more than once, it’s wise to consider what’s really right for you. For example, square faces will benefit from the softer curves of a rounder frame. Likewise, the angles of a triangular or heart-shaped face will be emphasized by the aircraft. On the other hand, people with round faces may consider opting for square or rectangular styles, such as reading glasses, to enhance their features.

Here, to guide you through the jungle of competitive eyewear brands, we’ve picked out the best men’s sunglasses for every face shape, all with style beyond the beach. Credit card ready.

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For vacation sunglasses, Izipizi is an affordable staple, as many of its models have lenses with magnification features that optimize the time you spend flipping through books on the sun lounger. That aside, though, the standout feature of these square glasses is their light tortoiseshell design, which is applied to acetate to shape to the shape of the wearer’s head, so it’s less likely to fall out in the sea.


A little-known Tom Cruise reboot has pushed aviators to the top of the sunglasses totem this summer, and while Top Gun’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell favours a Ray-Ban, our pick of this season’s styles is this angular, gunmetal Versace pair, which features the fashion house’s signature Medusa motif at front and centre of the nose bridge.


If Harry Styles has taught us anything about glasses, it’s that bigger is better. Like Elton John before him, Styles is now at the forefront of flamboyant style. Proving that you don’t need to give up the Gucci price tag to get in on the trend, Tomahawk’s Crockett silhouette features a chunky, glossy acetate frame ready to add points to your most eclectic summer looks.